noun \ˈbirs, ˈbərs\

Definition of BIRSE

chiefly Scottish :  a bristle or tuft of bristles
chiefly Scottish :  anger

Examples of BIRSE

  1. <as the lad's birse is fair up, it'd be best to leave him alone>

Origin of BIRSE

Middle English *birst, from Old English byrst — more at bristle
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with BIRSE


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